National Philanthropy Day

Join us for National Philanthropy Day 2020!

Thursday, November 19, 2020
11:30AM – 1:00PM

*This event will be held at various watch party locations and broadcasted on Facebook Live*

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Watch Party Locations:
Kids Food Basket
West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology
The Mitten Brewery
Gravel Bottom Brewery
Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
Battle Creek Community Foundation

This year’s keynote speaker is Christopher R. Andrus. Chris is the co-owner of The Mitten Brewing Company and founder of 501(c)(3) Mitten Foundation, Inc. Besides growing the company from a small startup to a $4MM+ company with three locations and more than 100 employees, Chris and his business partner Max Trierweiler have presided over nearly $300,000 in charitable gifts since 2012.

Chris is an entrepreneur, volunteer and philanthropist. Chris will be live from The Mitten Brewing Company where he will deliver his keynote address, The Future of Philanthropy is Small.

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National Philanthropy Day 2020 Awardees Announced!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Michigan (AFPWM)  2020 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) awardees will be honored at our NPD luncheon on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Sign up to attend a mini watch party for lunch and party favors or join virtually from Facebook Live.


Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Shannon Wilson
Grand Valley State University

West Michigan Chapter Award for Excellence in Fundraising
Wedgwood Christian Services

Distinguished Philanthropists
Sam and Jean Martin

Emerging Nonprofit Development Professional Award
Megan Lorenz
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology

Outstanding Corporation, Foundation, or Community Organization Award
The McLoughlin Family Foundation

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award
John Everts

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Cydney Warner